Wan Lam wins 2014 UBC Killam Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring

Dr. Wan Lam

Dr. Wan Lam

Wan Lam, Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine receives the 2014 UBC Killam Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring in the senior award category.

Presented at this week’s graduation ceremonies, the Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years. Two awards are given: one award recognizes faculty members in the mid-career category – that is, for those who have held university appointments for less than 12 years – and the other recognizes faculty members in the senior category – that is, for those with 12 or more years of university service.

Dr. Wan Lam is known for fostering an immensely welcoming and supportive family atmosphere. Dr. Lam is an engaged and caring mentor to his students and the wider research community. The exceptional success of his students speaks to Dr. Lam’s generosity and commitment to excellence; that his students have been successful in a variety of fields (academia, medicine and even law) speaks to his steadfast determination to give his students both the freedom and responsibility to thrive. Pairing an infectious love of science with genuine care for his students, Dr. Lam has had a profound impact on the future of his discipline.

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